A modern, spacious home in a conservation area
Craig and Jane asked us to replace the tired, dated and ugly house they had bought and rebuild it into the modern and spacious home they had always wanted. The site is in a village conservation area, and we were keen to design a house that would be more in keeping with the village setting and maximise views of the landscape.
Taking inspiration from the historic surroundings, our design features two wings separated by a large open-plan and double-height kitchen, living and dining space. Craig and Jane’s family will be able to come together in the main living areas to socialise, but also allow them to retreat into the wings when needed. As part of the design, there is a self-contained annexe on the ground floor for Jane’s father.
We worked closely with a heritage consultant and local planning officers to develop a design that was sensitive to the location. Our careful approach paid off as we were awarded planning permission the first time.
Following planning permission, we produced a detailed set of construction information so that Craig, who is self-building the house, can turn our designs into the dream home he and Jane have always wanted.